Swift makes history at US music awards
Taylor Swift swept the board at the American Music Awards, taking home all six of the awards she was nominated for.
The pop megastar won the biggest prize of the night, Artiste of the Year, for the seventh time and her re-recorded “Red (Taylor’s Version)” was crowned Favourite Pop Album and Favourite Country Album.
Swift’s music video for “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” – which stars Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien – was named Favourite Music Video.
The “Shake It Off” hitmaker was also named Favourite Female Pop Artiste and Female Country Artiste.
The 32-year-old musician is now the most-awarded star in the history of the AMAs with 40 wins, followed by Michael Jackson (26), Whitney Houston (22) and Kenny Rogers (19).
During her acceptance speech for Artist of the Year at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, the “Karma” hitmaker admitted she had her fans to thank for her “happiness”.
She said: “In the past few years, I have released more music than I did in the decade preceding that.
“I really feel like that’s down to the fact that you, the fans, made it clear that you wanted to hear lots of music . . . I found that the more music I made (and) the more music I put out, the happier I was.”
She continued: “I have the fans to thank, essentially, for my happiness. I love you more than I can say. I cannot express how unbelievable it is to me that I get to do this and that you still care. So, thank you underlined with 13 exclamation points.”
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